These small-business owners have different expansion recipes, but both have the same goal: to take their firms to the next level.
Rcreational vehicles sales are widely considered to be a good economic indicator.
I attended the International Sportsman’s Expo in Denver Yesterday and in-between drooling over lots of cool stuff (truck campers, drift boats, $1000 fly rods) I managed to talk to some people about their outlook on business in 2011.
With that kind of spending power, even in the depths of the recession, grandparents are clearly a key force driving the economy.
This is troubling news considering most recent Labor Department data shows that unemployment rose from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent in November.
That’s the equivalent of 1.3 million people out of work for a year.
Gene Epstein, 71, is promoting a $250,000 effort called Hire Just One, with plans to make $1,000 donations to charity in the name of businesses that hire an unemployed person and keep the worker on the payroll for at least six months.
Before the credit crunch, it was easy for companies to borrow just about any amount of money anytime they wanted.
After a disappointing back-to-school season, many retailers say they intend to barely increase their seasonal jobs from last year, when hiring was among the lowest in the 14 years tracked by the National Retail Federation.